What the papers say – May 30

A collection of British newspapers
A collection of British newspapers (PA Archive)
6:26am, Sun 30 May 2021
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Boris Johnson becoming the first Prime Minister to marry in office in nearly 200 years leads many of the papers.

The Sunday Express reports 30 guests were issued last-minute invitations to the PM’s third wedding, which took place in Westminster Cathedral.

The Sunday Telegraph says some of Mr Johnson’s senior staff were unaware of the nuptials until after they occurred and The Mail on Sunday reports the 56-year-old “couldn’t take his eyes off the bride”.

“Nice day for a whitewash wedding” is the headline of the Sunday Mirror, which says the ceremony took place as the “country rages” at the “chaos” of the Government’s handling of the pandemic.

The Sunday People continues with Covid developments, with the paper reporting Health Secretary Matt Hancock faces “furious calls” to quit after he was accused of lying about testing for care home residents discharged from hospital – a claim he denies.

Opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer writes in The Observer that Mr Johnson’s “botches” could delay plans to lift the last lockdown measures in June.

Scientists have told The Independent insufficient research data in European holiday destinations will make it harder to track Covid-19 variants as they are brought to the UK by returning travellers.

British intelligence officials now believe the theory coronavirus was leaked from a Chinese laboratory is “feasible”, according to The Sunday Times.

And the Daily Star Sunday has a “sunshine exclusive” as it reports the UK is currently experiencing the first of six heatwaves predicted for summer.

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